Two weeks ago we introduced Mayu and Yochu, a set of tools to set up customized CoreOS clusters on bare metal, available as open source. However, not everyone has access to some bare metal or spare servers sitting in his basement. This is why we created Onsho, which we are releasing today as open source […]

Read more

When we talk about applications and their deployment in production, we often talk about reliability as a non-functional requirement. What is it that we really want from applications and their deployment when we say “reliable”? Usually, we mean that we want the application to do what it is expected to do and run without failure […]

Read more

We all know Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and it’s various uses in psychology, sociology, management, and marketing in someway or the other. In the original pyramid, Maslow uses the terms (in order) “physiological”, “safety”, “belongingness” and “love”, “esteem”, “self-actualization”, and “self-transcendence” to describe a pattern that human motivations generally move through from lower to higher […]

Read more

Being and staying productive is not just a personal challenge but also a very relevant topic on a group and company level. This is also closely related to information and communication flows in the company. In technology startups it sometimes gets even worse, as they are usually running very fast and under a lot of […]

Read more

After having deployed a Meteor application in under 1 minute, I thought I’d try myself at another deployment. This time I wanted to go for something dynamic and having watched Simple Made Easy by Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure, I thought I’d try myself at deploying that. Again for the impatient, here the 1 […]

Read more

Earlier in 2014 Benjamin Wootton wrote an insightful post on how microservices are not a free lunch. In that post he writes about the complexity of microservices in the real world and the many hurdles we have to take to make microservice architectures a reality. Especially, he writes about the “significant operations overhead” and “substantial […]

Read more